Two drown in Jhapa

Jhapa, July 25: Two men died due to drowning in the district today, said the police.

The dead have been identified as Birendra Budhathoki, 38, of Haldibari rural municipality-1 and Kaji Bahadur Joshi, 68, of Kamal rural municipality-5. Budhathoki's body was found floating in a water full ditch in the farmland near his house, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Mahendra Shrestha. 

A search had been launched for Budhathoki following the filing of a police complaint about his missing, he said. Likewise, Joshi slipped into a canal while heading to a cowshed. His body was found five kilometers downstream, said Shrestha.

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